Second meeting of mayors and councilors of the Municipal Livestock Meat Network

The Municipal Livestock-Meat Network has held in Madrid the second meeting of mayors and councilors of its participating municipalities, which was attended by a large group of officials from town councils from all over Spain, including municipalities that are already veterans in this initiative, along with others from most recent incorporation such as Almaraz de Duero (Zamora), Aracena (Huelva) or Guijuelo (Salamanca).



At the meeting, where Rául Muñíz, president of Interovic, spoke on behalf of the six interprofessional organizations, the priorities of the country’s meat livestock sectors were also analyzed, which include aspects such as:

· The defense and enhancement of the livestock-meat sector and its recognition as a strategic sector for the economy. And the work to achieve adequate taxation.

· The role in the structuring of the territory by business initiatives in rural areas throughout Spain.

· The problem of generational change in livestock farming and the future of farms and production.

· The defense and promotion of a diet without ideology, especially in areas such as education, both in classrooms and in school cafeterias.

· Ensure the application of regulations on the use of meat terms and names to defend consumer rights.

· The recognition and enhancement of the initiatives that the sector has been developing in terms of animal welfare and sustainability and energy in transition.

· The fundamental role of innovation and digital transformation in the development of the sector.

The Municipal Livestock-Meat Network was born with the impetus of the six Interprofessional Organizations, ASICI, AVIANZA, INTERCUN, INTEROVIC, INTERPORC and PROVACUNO, in collaboration with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), with the purpose of defending and promoting the shared interests between the livestock-meat chain and the local entities in which its activities are based.

In May of this year, the FEMP and the six Interprofessionals gave new impetus to this collaboration, with the signing of a new agreement to include the Municipal Livestock-Meat Network as a new municipal network framed in the FEMP, and to which they can join. its associated Local Entities.

Today, the Network already has twenty-eight municipalities throughout Spain (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Aragon, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Extremadura, Castilla y León and the Valencian Community), and another twenty in the process of joining. , seeking synergies to promote the conditions that have allowed the livestock-meat value chain to be one of the most important economic and social drivers of the country for some time and to act as one of the largest backbone agents of rural Spain, especially in those smaller municipalities, thus contributing to combat the growing depopulation in them.

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